China to finance Rs 66 billion project to bring Indus River water to Islamabad

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China to finance Rs 66 billion project to bring Indus River water to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD - Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has said a project costing sixty six billion rupees has been prepared to bring water from Indus River to Islamabad to meet the growing water requirements of the capital.

He said work on this project will start this year. He said China has been requested to provide finances for the project under the CPEC.

Ahsan Iqbal said that another project costing four hundred million rupees has been prepared for rehabilitation or replacement of water pipes in the capital.

The National Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming support for the just and legitimate struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The resolution moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir strongly denounced the black laws enacted in the valley. It said eight hundred thousand Indian troops in occupied Kashmir have martyred one hundred thousand innocent Kashmiri people including freedom fighter Burhan Wani.

It noted with concerns the detention of hundreds of Hurriyet leaders and workers and registration of fake cases against them.

The resolution pointed out that women and youth have been made victim of state terrorism in occupied Kashmir whilst use of pellet guns have also affected the eyesight of thousands of youth. It also highlighted the discovery of 7500 mass graves in Occupied Kashmir.